Providence Hospital Appoints New Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs/ Chief Medical Officer

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Raymond L. Cox, MD, MBA, joins Providence Hospital as the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer.

A seasoned health care professional who is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Cox brings an impressive background to Providence Hospital. He has a long history of involvement in community health and organization oversight in hospital-based medicine. Dr. Cox recently served as Chair of the Maryland Patient Safety Center Perinatal Collaborative. He now serves on the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Dr. Cox received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and his Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University. He completed an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University-Grady Memorial Hospital, and he subsequently received an MBA for Medical Management from Johns Hopkins University in 2002.

Dr. Cox comes to Providence from St. Agnes Hospital where he served as the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology between 2006 and 2011. During this period, the Obstetrics and Gynecology services experienced enormous and exemplary change in the composition and reputation of the department. Dr. Cox is no stranger to the Washington metropolitan area. Prior to St. Agnes, he served as Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology services for Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland between 1995 and 2006. His years of experience and unique credentials will serve him well in his new role at Providence Hospital.

“At Providence Hospital, I have a wonderful opportunity to reestablish our premier standing as a community hospital in the District of Columbia. I will be focused on ensuring a culture of quality, safety, and collegiality among our medical staff,” said Dr. Cox.

Dr. Cox replaces Robert L. Simmons, MD who will graciously remain on staff in a part-time capacity as Senior Advisor to Dr. Cox and will maintain responsibility as the Designated Institutional Official under the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education programs.


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